CROW to kick off 2021 Virtual Speaker Series
Presented by LCEC, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife’s weekly Virtual Speaker Series will kick off on Jan. 19 with “Finding the Path to a Sustainably Wild Florida; Saving Florida’s Wildlife Corridor” with Florida Wildlife Corridor Executive Director Jason Lauritsen.
Due to the pandemic, this year’s series has gone virtual. The programs will begin at 4 p.m. and are approximately one hour in length with time for questions. They will be presented using Zoom and are limited to 100 participants, so advance registration is required. Cost per device is $10, plus taxes and fees. To register, visit www.CROWClinic.org or CROW’s Facebook page under the “Events” tab.
Lauritsen will share the vision of Florida’s wildest places and their connection to the state’s growing population. It will be an exploration of the Florida’s natural beauty and diversity and the threats and opportunities that are shaping its future. From the beloved Florida panther to the obscure Avon Park harebells, Lauritsen will describe how the life history of wildlife and native plants are inextricably intertwined and dependent on habitat connectivity.
Lauritsen has worked in conservation in Florida since 2001, managing land, conducting research, shaping policy and educating diverse audiences. As the head of the Florida Wildlife Corridor, he is committed to landscape level conservation and long planning horizons to achieve sustainability. Lauritsen advocates the pursuit of a deep, science-based understanding of our complex and often fragile ecosystem that undergirds the quality of life for both people and wildlife.
CROW’s Virtual Speaker Series will feature weekly programs, offered January through April, hosting professionals from across Southwest Florida who engage, educate and entertain participants with information about local conservation initiatives. For more information, visit www.CROWClinic.org.